Bariloche is located within the continental watershed with its
northern rivers flowing towards the Atlantic, while the southern
rivers flow to the Pacific. The crystal clear Rio Limay flows east
from the Lago Nahuel Huapi towards the drier steppe land. Though
it can be a difficult river to fish it is known to yield huge fish
in the 10 lb. plus category, both rainbows and browns. A day
floating and fishing this river with a guide can be worthwhile
especially in the fall months of March and April. Private access
14 km of the Limay is possible for fishing a day or an evening
of walk wading. This water includes various great fishing sites,
some of international fame such as “the count’s pool,”
“Rincon Chico Pool” and the mouth of the Chacabuco stream.
The Rio Limay also has a fishable “boca,” or mouth of the river, and
one can succumb to “boca fever” as Ernie Schwiebert described
it. Many of the truly big fish come out of the headwaters of
rivers flowing from lakes in Argentina and these are the “bocas.”
They can drive a fisherman crazy as boca fishing is unpredictable,
but they can often yield trophy-sized fish for the skillful and
lucky angler. Our outfitters in this area are all bilingual guides
and great outdoorsmen. They are excellent guides and very good
teachers for those new to the sport of fly fishing.
Estancia Fortin Chacabuco is located on the Rio Limay. This estancia is
in the transitional zone between the precordillera and the steppe.
It has two well- defined geographical areas. The steppe gives
panoramic views of Bariloche, the Nahuel Huapi Lake, Cerro
Tronador and the Limay River, whereas the forest zone consists of
varied terrain with canyons, rock formations, streams and marshes.
The horseback riding here is great! This estancia continues to be
a working ranch while it offers these other activities of fishing and horseback riding excursions. They have
excellent horses and their extensive property is full of wildlife. The horse pack trips
here are considered to be the best in the area. Fortin is just a
30 minute drive from Bariloche so the visitor can visit for a day
or opt to have an extended stay by overnighting in their lodge and
having a taste of Argentine hospitality. A stay here allows the
visitor to observe first hand the life and character of an
estancia in this region.
A variety of activities can be arranged at this Estancia so call for
more information. Below
is a general guideline for pricing.